Pierre Cardin haute couture pink dress, Autumn/Winter 1969

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Constructed in pale pink silk
Featuring an op art style quilted detail to the bust and hemline
Zip fastening to the rear
Excellent condition with some slight wear to the right shoulder and bears the original label and lining
Professionally dry cleaned and ozone-treated
Inspected by a couture-trained seamstress
All vintage items have been previously worn, gentle signs of wear are an inherent part of the piece

An incredible piece of Pierre Cardin haute couture, this mini dress is truly timeless. Constructed in pale pink silk, with a classic 60s A-line silhouette, the dress features a round neckline and long sleeves. The bust and hem features an op art quilting pattern, giving the dress a futuristic aesthetic.

Shoulder: 45cm
Bust: 95cm
Waist: 92cm
Hip: 97cm
Length: 82cm
Sleeve: 59cm
We estimate this piece to be a UK size S
Pierre Cardin
Place of Origin
Material Notes
Silk, Zip
Wear consistent with age and use
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
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About Pierre Cardin

Best known for creating groundbreaking fashion designs from the 1950s onward, Pierre Cardin has enjoyed great success in other design fields, most notably furniture. Cardin’s chairs, cabinets, tables and other pieces share many of the keynotes of his clothing designs. They are simple, geometric, elegant and cool.

     Cardin was born in a village near Venice, Italy, and raised in central France. Always interested in fashion, he left home at age 17 to train with a Vichy tailor. After the end of World War II, Cardin moved to Paris and worked for a succession of couture houses, before taking a job with Christian Dior in 1946. Cardin went solo in 1950, and quickly won attention for his novel style. Unlike Dior’s famous New Look, Cardin’s clothes de-emphasized a woman’s curves; his breakthrough pieces like the Bubble dress had, instead, a sculptural quality. In the following decade, Cardin introduced bright tunic dresses and shifts, marketed as the Space Age look and accessorized with vinyl hats and visors.

     In the 1970s Cardin expanded his design work into furniture, jewelry and automobiles. (Later, licensing agreements would put Cardin’s name on goods ranging from perfume to sunglasses.) Cardin’s furniture pieces — inspired, perhaps, by the rediscovery of Art Deco design in that decade — feature simple, symmetrical forms, lacquer and figured veneer finishes, and accents in metals such as aluminum and brass. Whether you are looking for a vintage cocktail dress or a chest of drawers to keep it in, as you will see from these pages, Pierre Cardin offers an option in either that is timelessly chic.

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